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CFP (Conference): Media and cultural life in German-occupied Western Europe (1940-1945), 7-8 November 202,2 Belgium (Deadline 1 July 2022)

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Call for Papers
Date: 
November 7, 2022 to November 8, 2022

CFA: Hans Rosenberg Book Prize of the Central European History Society (Deadline 31 July 2022)

The Central European History Society (CEHS) is pleased to solicit nominations for the Hans Rosenberg Book Prize. This annual prize honors the best monograph in Central European history published in English by a permanent resident of North America. This year’s award is restricted to books with an imprint of 2021. Central European history is understood to include all German-speaking countries as well as areas previously included within the Habsburg monarchy.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Hope M. Harrison
Reviewer: 
Julia Sonnevend

Sonnevend on Harrison, 'After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present'

Hope M. Harrison. After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Illustrations. 2019. 478 pp. $34.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04931-4

Author: 
Ulrike Strasser
Reviewer: 
Liam M. Brockey

Brockey on Strasser, 'Missionary Men in the Early Modern World: German Jesuits and Pacific Journeys'

Ulrike Strasser. Missionary Men in the Early Modern World: German Jesuits and Pacific Journeys. Gendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World Series. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020. 274 pp. $127.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-946298630-5.

Reviewed by Liam M. Brockey (Michigan State University) Published on H-German (April, 2022) Commissioned by Jasper Heinzen (Department of History, University of York)

Author: 
Brian Ladd
Reviewer: 
Paul Steege

Steege on Ladd, 'The Streets of Europe: The Sights, Sounds, and Smells that Shaped Its Great Cities'

Brian Ladd. The Streets of Europe: The Sights, Sounds, and Smells that Shaped Its Great Cities. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. x + 303 pp. Maps, ill. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-67794-1.

Reviewed by Paul Steege (Villanova University) Published on H-German (April, 2022) Commissioned by Jasper Heinzen (Department of History, University of York)

Author: 
Jeremy Best
Reviewer: 
J M. Wolfe

Wolfe on Best, 'Heavenly Fatherland: German Missionary Culture and Globalization in the Age of Empire'

Jeremy Best. Heavenly Fatherland: German Missionary Culture and Globalization in the Age of Empire. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021. xiv + 322 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4875-0563-9.

Reviewed by J M. Wolfe (Louisiana State University) Published on H-German (March, 2022) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)

Author: 
Suzanne L. Marchand
Reviewer: 
Arnd Kluge

Kluge on Marchand, 'Porcelain: A History from the Heart of Europe'

Suzanne L. Marchand. Porcelain: A History from the Heart of Europe. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. 544 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-18233-9.

Reviewed by Arnd Kluge (Hof City Archive) Published on H-German (February, 2022) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)

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Author: 
Luca Scholz
Reviewer: 
Christopher Close

Close on Scholz, 'Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire'

Luca Scholz. Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire. Studies in German History Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. 288 pp. Ill. $85.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-19-258444-1; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-884567-6.

Reviewed by Christopher Close (St. Joseph's University) Published on H-German (January, 2022) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)

Author: 
Svenja Goltermann
Reviewer: 
Thomas Kühne

Kühne on Goltermann, 'The War in Their Minds: German Soldiers and Their Violent Pasts in West Germany'

Svenja Goltermann. The War in Their Minds: German Soldiers and Their Violent Pasts in West Germany. Translated by Philip Schmitz. Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany Series. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020. 436 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-472-03845-9

Author: 
Joachim C. Häberlen
Reviewer: 
Freia Anders

Anders on Häberlen, 'The Emotional Politics of the Alternative Left: West Germany, 1968-1984'

Joachim C. Häberlen. The Emotional Politics of the Alternative Left: West Germany, 1968-1984. New Studies in European History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 318 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-47174-9

Author: 
Tiffany Nicole Florvil
Reviewer: 
Catriona Corke

Corke on Florvil, 'Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement'

Tiffany Nicole Florvil. Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2020. 296 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08541-3.

Reviewed by Catriona Corke (University of Cambridge) Published on H-German (October, 2021) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)

Author: 
Anna Maria Busse Berger
Reviewer: 
Jonathan O. Wipplinger

Wipplinger on Berger, 'The Search for Medieval Music in Africa and Germany, 1891-1961: Scholars, Singers, Missionaries (New Material Histories of Music)'

Anna Maria Busse Berger. The Search for Medieval Music in Africa and Germany, 1891-1961: Scholars, Singers, Missionaries (New Material Histories of Music). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. xii + 351 pp. $49.34 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-74034-8

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